Mount Royal University was founded in 1910 following a charter by the Alberta provincial government. Mount Royal became a post-secondary institution in 1931 as Mount Royal Junior College (MRC) offering transfer courses to the University of Alberta and later to the University of Calgary. In 1972 Mount Royal moved from several buildings in downtown Calgary to a new campus in Lincoln Park on land previously used as an air force base. A war memorial honour roll is dedicated to Mount Royal alumni who have volunteered for active service in the Canadian Forces.
Mount Royal University was granted university status in 2009 by the provincial government. The university currently offers 12 degrees and 32 majors with an average class size of 29 students.
In 2017, Mount Royal University was awarded the Ashoka Changemaker Campus designation joining 44 universities which are leading higher education in the area of social innovation and changemaking.
You belong here
Here, you don’t have to wait to finish university before you put your stamp on the world. Your Mount Royal experience will be as original as you.
Innovation + a long history
Since our beginnings more than 100 years ago, we’ve been committed to quality post-secondary education. Mount Royal has transformed since then, but some things will never change. We are committed to providing future-focused programs and the highest quality education in classes led by passionate professors.
The Mount Royal student experience
You want a program that aligns your passions, opens doors and gives you a great experience. Your MRU might take you up the side of a mountain, behind a camera or to the centre of community-minded research. You’ll enhance your abilities and dive deeper into what makes our world remarkable.
From here to anywhere
No matter what you’re planning next, you can hit the ground running. Mount Royal’s four-year degree programs offer skills that prepare you for your career and academic dreams. A blend of hands-on learning and intellectually challenging curriculum gets you ready for your next step.
Some classrooms have four walls, some have none
While you’ll definitely sit in a few classrooms, some of the best hands-on learning is done in nature or in one of our state-of-the-art simulation, computer and science labs.
Virtual or physical, research brings environments to life
As an undergraduate student, you’ll participate in research early in your studies, giving you a solid foundation for higher learning. Mount Royal professors bring their journeys back to the classroom — sharing their creativity, experience and passion with you. Research will open your mind to a world awaiting exploration.
More than a library
The Riddell Library and Learning Centre has so much more than books. It is a transformational learning and research environment that brings together students, expert faculty and staff, and a wide range of technology and resources. Within these walls, you’ll be able to discover, understand, create and share.
Study + travel
Get the best of both worlds: credit for your courses and amazing journeys. This is serious business. Your trip may include community service learning, business development, environmental sustainability initiatives and more. Get your thinking cap on and your suitcase ready as you gain perspective — here or on the other side of the planet!
English Language Requirements
The primary language of instruction and communication at Mount Royal University is English and it is essential that all students have an adequate knowledge in the areas of reading, writing, listening and speaking in the English language to be successful in their studies. All applicants must demonstrate English Language Proficiency for the purpose of admission if their first language (learned and understood) is not English.
Documentation to verify English Language Proficiency is required for students whose first language is not English.
Visit English Language Proficiency Requirement for further information and a list of ways you can meet this requirement.
If you require further study in English to meet the English Language Proficiency requirement please see our English Language Program. Mount Royal offers a complete range of English language courses that can help you improve your language skills for academic study, work, travel or personal development.
Applicants must meet two separate English requirements for admission to Mount Royal, if your first language (learned and understood) is not English. 1. English Language Arts 30-1 (or equivalent) if required by the program, and 2. Demonstrate English Language Proficiency in one of the following ways:
How to meet ELP Score/Level 1. High School/Secondary and/or Post-secondary (transferable to MRU) courses - 2 years of full-time study in English (see list of English speaking countries below) and English Language Arts 30 – 1 (equivalent) 2. Academic English (Level 3 Advanced) taken at Mount Royal - Level 3 Advanced with B- (80%) 3. TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) - 86 (min. 20 in each of four sections) 4. IELTS (International English Language Test [Academic])- 6.5 (min. 5.5 on each band) 5. CAEL (Canadian Academic English Language Assessment) - 70 (min. 60 in each band) 6. MELAB (Michigan English Language Assessment Battery) - 85 (min. 3 in oral component) 7. PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) - 58 (min. 55 in each area) 8. CAE (Cambridge English: Assessment) - C1 or C2 Certificate Awarded (Pass at Grade C with min. 180 overall) 9. CanTEST (Canadian Test of English for Scholars and Trainees) - 4.5 overall minimum
Post secondary education is an investment in your future. At Mount Royal we are dedicated to supporting your success and offer scholarships, bursaries and awards to reward you for making this investment.
Academic success, your financial situation and extracurricular participation are considered when determining your eligibility for various awards. Awards help lower the cost of your education. Mount Royal offers hundreds of awards, providing students with more than $3 million in scholarships and bursaries.
Prospective (entrance) students (must apply for early admission by Feb. 1)
# of Awards
Academic achievement, extracurricular activities and leadership
$7,500 ($3,750 Fall Semester, $3,750 Winter Semester)
Applications available: October 1Application deadline: March 1
Mount Royal Entrance Awards for Academic Excellence
Academic achievement -90% in top two Group A subjects (competitive admission average) and 80% final average on five appropriate courses
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